As I have been working on my new (first new in a year) dress in a new to me year, I have oodles of ponderings, thoughts and questions. Because I find this to be lots of fun, I will share some of what has been rolling around in my head. I may add what I find as well. (The post on the dress will be finished as the dress is finished. Maybe Friday.)
Personal Linens – What did they use, when and why?
Sunbonnets? Did they?
Parasol different kind. 🙂 a sun protection must.
What are the dos and don’ts of the kerchiefs?
Break out the other shawls. 🙂
Must find the perfect cap to make. eh??
What are my new, yet practical financially, shoe options? For mid-century, I’ve been boots & slippers. Shoes, oh, shoes….
Sashes? Belts? Self-fabric belt
Resources to explore:
- Costume in Detail from the shelf (Ginger recommended)
- Athenaeum – Paintings ca. 1818-1823ish
- Must spend more time with another part of the Greene Collection
- MFA, OSV, V&AM
Sites that focus on 1820: